Remembrances

Oct 30, 2014

Atlas remembers those individuals who are no longer with us, but were once dedicated members of the Atlas family.

Ron L. Walker, ​of Kenova, WV and former owner of Walker Transfer, passed away on July 22. 

Ben J. Sloan ​passed away on July 4, 2016. He worked as a VP and Controller at Atlas Van Lines for 44 years. 

Anthony "Tony" Jenkins of Evansville, IN passed away on June 15, 2016. Tony worked for both Atlas International and Atlas Van Lines until he retired in 2007.

Phil Cox, PVO for Guardian Relocation (1032) in Indianapolis, recently passed away. He drove for Guardian for 25 years and previously worked for Ace Relocation Systems.

Christopher G. ​Woodson, passed away on ​March 15, 2016. Christopher was a long time employee and driver for 43 years at Atlas agent American of Virginia.

Joanne Matthews,
 
of Evansville, Indiana passed away on February 15, 2016. Joanne spent more than two decades at Atlas as the administrative assistant to the president. She also coordinated the annual international convention for Atlas representatives and agents.

Keith Tatge, of West Valley City, Utah, passed away. He was a long time driver for Atlas Agent Mountain States Moving & Storage (1451).

Wally Winter, passed away on December 5, 2015. He was the brother of John Winter, President of Winter Moving & Storage and was employed there in Sales. (1077).​

Gus Johnnides, passed away on ​November 5, 2015. He was a Professional Van Operator for Paxton Van Lines (1610).

Michael J. Donnelly, Sr., of Downingtown, PA, passed away on October 4. He was the VP of Sales and co-owner of Wayne Moving & Storage (2118).

Tammy Watson Duke,
of Chapel Hill, TN, passed away on September 27. She was the wife of Mark Duke, President of Apex Moving & Storage (0278).

Chuck Navalinskas, 
Tarentum, PA passed away. He was a loyal employee with Weleski Transfer (2151) for over 30 years.

Steven Kettler, 33, of Trenton, MI passed away May 31. He was a long time owner-operator with the Imlach Group (1130).

Walter Kupka, 70, of  Puyallup, WA passed away May 16. He was the former President of Ed’s Moving & Storage (0823) in Lakewood, WA

M.J. “Jim” Mollerup, 70, of Salt Lake City, UT passed away June 10. He was a 4th generation owner of Mollerup Moving and Storage (1482) in Roy, UT.

Randy Spearman, 54, of Kingston, GA was a long distance truck driver for 34 years. He had been a driver for Ace World Wide Moving & Storage since 1997.

Jim Reid, 56, of Barrie, Ontario, Canada passed away September 2. He was a van operator for AMJ Campbell over 20 years.

Rollo "Roy" Larson passed away October 28. He was an Atlas Qualified Driver with Ace World Wide (0036). He retired in 1998 as the Warehouse Foreman at Roush Moving & Storage (1773).

John J. Connolly Sr.
Fairfax, VA
55 years old, passed away February 9, 2015
Joined Paxton Van Lines in 1998 and became Vice President of Paxton International.

Catherine Gee
Newburgh, IN
84 years old, passed away November 15, 2014
Wife of former Atlas President, Chairman & CEO Norm Gee.

Dick Gorbett
Grand Rivers, KY
77 years old, passed away February 3, 2015
Part of the Atlas family for 17 years and retired as Vice President of Marketing in 2001.

Rollo (Roy) A. Larsen
Farmingdale, ND
86 years old, passed away October 28, 2014
Started with Roush Moving & Storage in 1961 as a qualified driver and became the Warehouse Foreman in 1966 until he retired in 1998.

T.J. Marchello
Passed away December 12, 2014
Worked with Golden Van Lines for 22 years extending outstanding customer service to corporate clients.

Neil Meyer
Canton, MI
Passed away February 4, 2015
Founded DMS Moving Systems in 1955 and joined Atlas in 1983.

Eric J. Royster
Angier, NC
Age 36, passed away December 2, 2014
Professional Van Operator for Nelson Westerberg



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